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Egawa Residence -- National Important Cultural Property

Egawa Family were hereditary governors in Edo period (1603-1868) ruling over the Izu area, then under the direct control of the shogun government.  The old buildings, designated as a national important cultural property, and the articles on display show how the family of a high ranked officer's of the feudal age lived. Hidetatsu Egawa, 36th family head, known as a brilliant politician and scientist, was in charge of establishing the defense of Edo (Tokyo) Bay against Western invasions in mid-19th century, and built the reverberatory furnaces to produce cannons.  He's also known as Father of Bread in Japan.                 Entry fee: ¥500/person -